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Kroon, Å. & Nilsson, J. (2023). How slow is ‘slow TV’? Audiences’ experiences of meditation, obsession and authenticity when watching swimming moose on Swedish television. Journal of Popular Television, 11(3), 279-298
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How slow is ‘slow TV’? Audiences’ experiences of meditation, obsession and authenticity when watching swimming moose on Swedish television
2023 (English)In: Journal of Popular Television, ISSN 2046-9861, Vol. 11, no 3, p. 279-298Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores viewers’ experiences of the Swedish Public Service (SVT) ‘slow TV’ broadcast Den stora älgvandringen (The Great Moose Migration), aired as a three-week long, live, multi-platform programme since 2019. Through semi-structured interviews with key informants, the aim is to qualitatively under- stand the audience attraction to the 24/7 programme, especially when it comes to authenticity, affordances and its apparent slowness of pace. The study showcases a spectrum of audiences’ experiences, ranging from appreciating the programme’s serenity and stillness to its potential for unexpected drama. It is suggested thatThe Great Moose Migration offers a ‘direct’ link to Swedish nature as it enables awallowing in Swedish landscapes and fauna, and allows for an unashamed adora- tion of the majestic Swedish moose, but without it being experienced as something particularly ‘Swedish’. It is found that authenticity is central to the programme’s success with both production team and audiences. However, both personal and sociable experiences of the programme as authentic rest on the collective accept- ance of authenticity as something intrinsically produced by people and technolo- gies yet not experienced as constructed. Rather, it is something that hovers in between experienced mediated and unmediated reality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2023
Keywords
nature, media experience, Sweden, Swedish Television, technology, The Great Moose Migration, TV production
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-110069 (URN)10.1386/jptv_00107_1 (DOI)001125615300003 ()2-s2.0-85179793134 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-12-06 Created: 2023-12-06 Last updated: 2024-01-22Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, J. (2023). Inculcative address, commercial worldbuilding, and transmedia economy in the children's franchise Bamse. Popular Communication, 21(3-4), 171-184
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inculcative address, commercial worldbuilding, and transmedia economy in the children's franchise Bamse
2023 (English)In: Popular Communication, ISSN 1540-5702, E-ISSN 1540-5710, Vol. 21, no 3-4, p. 171-184Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Capitalist enterprises continuously push consumption of commercial products on children, for instance in the form of transmedial worlds in which multiple stories can play out across media and over time. The popular Swedish children's franchise Bamse has undergone an obvious capitalist expansion over time, with more and more commodities being made available for purchase. At the same time the brand continues to be promoted as a force for spreading good values and thus provides a valuable service to its audience of Swedish children. The present article explores, through a combination of paratextual analysis and political economy, how these inculcative and commercial goals coexist in a tense but seemingly functional configuration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Cinema/Film, comics and animation, franchising, political economy of communication, Scandinavia, youth and media, transmedia, paratext
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109547 (URN)10.1080/15405702.2023.2268043 (DOI)001086596800001 ()2-s2.0-85174290081 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-11-06 Created: 2023-11-06 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Abalo, E. & Nilsson, J. (2021). Fostering the truthful individual Communicating media literacy in the comic Bamse. Nordicom Review, 42(1), 109-123
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fostering the truthful individual Communicating media literacy in the comic Bamse
2021 (English)In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 42, no 1, p. 109-123Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examines the construction of media literacy in a special issue on source criticism of the Swedish children's comic Bamse - Varldens Starkaste Bjorn [Bamse - The World's Strongest Bear]. This is done with the purpose of understanding what values, perspectives, and practices are promoted when media literacy is communicated via children's edutainment media. Using narrative and discourse analysis, we problematise how notions of truth (such as post-truth) guide much of the discourse on digital media in today's post-political society, and how that and individualisation shape notions of media literacy. This is visible in the analysed case in how source criticism is constructed in relation to notions of truth and falsehood, and as moral lessons aimed at the individual media user. We argue that such an individualised, decontextualised, and depoliticised take on media literacy is problematic and an expression of neoliberalism and a middle-class gaze.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordicom, 2021
Keywords
Bamse, fake news, media literacy, post-truth, source criticism
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-93283 (URN)10.2478/nor-2021-0032 (DOI)000671438000002 ()2-s2.0-85105725085 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-07-28 Created: 2021-07-28 Last updated: 2021-07-28Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, J. (2020). Moments of Intermediality: The Use of Television in Joker Narratives. Convergence. The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 26(2), 386-401
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Moments of Intermediality: The Use of Television in Joker Narratives
2020 (English)In: Convergence. The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, ISSN 1354-8565, E-ISSN 1748-7382, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 386-401Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article uses the concept of intermediality to explore four different adaptations, across three different media, of the infamous supervillain the Joker. Independent of the medium representing him, a recurring practice is to have the Joker engage with media technologies. Television, in particular, is often used, as in the cases discussed here: Tim Burton's film Batman (1989) and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (2008), the comic book Batman: Death of the Family (2014), and the video game Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009). Understood as media combination, intermedial referencing (Rajewsky (2005) Intermediality, intertextuality, and remediation: A literary perspective on intermediality. Intermedialites 6: 43-64), and through concepts such as contingency and liveness (Doane (2002) The Emergence of Cinematic Time: Modernity, Contingency, the Archive. Cambridge: Harvard University Press), these intermedial moments, by way of emphasizing the materiality and temporality of media, are found to promote immersion while simultaneously causing tension by destabilizing the act of viewing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2020
Keywords
Act of viewing, comic book, contingency, film, immersion, intermedial referencing, intermediality, liveness, media combination, television, the Joker, video game
National Category
Studies on Film Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-71228 (URN)10.1177/1354856518786010 (DOI)000522921400010 ()2-s2.0-85049786492 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-01-08 Created: 2019-01-08 Last updated: 2020-04-20Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, J. (2018). Capitalocene, cliches, and critical re-enchantment: What Akomfrah's Vertigo Sea does through BBC nature. Journal of Aesthetics & Culture, 10(1), Article ID 1546538.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Capitalocene, cliches, and critical re-enchantment: What Akomfrah's Vertigo Sea does through BBC nature
2018 (English)In: Journal of Aesthetics & Culture, E-ISSN 2000-4214, Vol. 10, no 1, article id 1546538Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the montage of archival and original material that makes up John Akomfrah's three-channel video work Vertigo Sea (2015), the frequent use of footage shot by BBCs Natural History Unit (producers of series like Planet Earth) stands out as an unusual choice. This article explores aesthetic-political implications of how this material is subtly repurposed, with focus on one of the interconnected issues dealt with in the work: nature and the Capitaloscene. What does Vertigo Sea do to and through these BBC nature images? Which artistic strategies are involved and for which ends? Is the kind of ecological pathos already framing the original material itself critically transformed and if so in which senses? Does Vertigo Sea merely go for a reproduction of the natural beauty often attributed to original material, and as simply juxtaposed with terrible images, or does the repurposing also entail an alteration of the very notion of natural beauty? This article critically explores all these questions mainly through the frameworks of Situationist detournement, Deleuze's ideas about art and cliches, and Adorno's notions of authentic art, re-enchantment, and natural beauty-frameworks that are conversely critically discussed through Vertigo Sea. It aims to reveal Vertigo Sea as on the one hand an experiment in finding vital artistic strategies for re-enchanting (in non-idealizing ways) planetary nature in the Capitalocene, and as on the on the other hand a thematization of the difficulties in doing so. While appearing among a contemporary art scene increasingly concerned with local and/or global relations having to do with ecology in this new era, Vertigo Sea presents us with a highly original case primarily through its unusual choice of main source material and its complex treatment of this material.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
Vertigo Sea, Akomfrah, situationism, detournement, Deleuze, Adorno, re-enchantment, natural beauty, BBC, Capitalocene, Anthropocene
National Category
Studies on Film Art History Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-70774 (URN)10.1080/20004214.2018.1546538 (DOI)000451992600001 ()2-s2.0-85057751150 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-1330
Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2024-01-17Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, J. (2018). Deleuze, Concepts, and Ideas about Film as Philosophy: A Critical and Speculative Re-Examination. Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, 26(2), 127-149
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Deleuze, Concepts, and Ideas about Film as Philosophy: A Critical and Speculative Re-Examination
2018 (English)In: Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, ISSN 2155-1162, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 127-149Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Pittsburgh, PA, United States: University of Pittsburgh, University Library System, 2018
National Category
Philosophy Studies on Film Art History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-71169 (URN)10.5195/jffp.2018.834 (DOI)000452533300012 ()
Available from: 2019-01-08 Created: 2019-01-08 Last updated: 2020-03-17Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, J. (2016). Jan Olsson, Hitchcock à la Carte. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2015 [Review]. American Studies in Scandinavia, 48(1), 94-97
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jan Olsson, Hitchcock à la Carte. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2015
2016 (English)In: American Studies in Scandinavia, ISSN 0044-8060, Vol. 48, no 1, p. 94-97Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Odense, Denmark: Odense Universitetsforlag, 2016
National Category
Other Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-51409 (URN)000377421500009 ()
Note

Olsson, Jan, 1952-. - Hitchcock à la carte / Jan Olsson. - 2015. - ISBN: 9780822357902 (hardcover alk paper)

Available from: 2016-07-27 Created: 2016-07-19 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, J. (2016). Joker TV: Intermedial Configurations and Transgression in Batman: Arkham Asylum. In: : . Paper presented at 9th Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 30-October 1, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Joker TV: Intermedial Configurations and Transgression in Batman: Arkham Asylum
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper explores medial relationships actualized by various media representations of DC Comics’ famous supervillain, the Joker. A recurring trope in Joker narratives, going back to his very first appearance in DC Comics Batman #1 (1940), involves him using media to spread his brand of terror across Gotham City. While the previous research on the Joker has sometimes noted the character’s transmedial travels, none has dealt extensively with the recurring placement of him in relation to specific media technologies and formats. Further, as such the character is an exemplary case for contributing to the contemporary discourse on intermediality. The present paper argues that the Joker exemplifies how intermedial references (c.f. Rajewsky, 2005) can simultaneously cue a sense of immersion and have a destabilizing effect on the actual experience of spectatorship. The analyses put emphasis on moments of what Tina Kendall (2010) has called “a spatial and temporal layering of representational forms” (190), which here specifically refers to moments when the Joker is represented on, in, or alongside television.

National Category
Studies on Film Media Studies
Research subject
Film studies; Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53375 (URN)
Conference
9th Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 30-October 1, 2016
Available from: 2016-11-02 Created: 2016-11-02 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, J. (2016). The Joker as Satire?: A Transmedia Analysis of Joker(ized) Images. In: : . Paper presented at 66th Annual International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, June 9-13, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Joker as Satire?: A Transmedia Analysis of Joker(ized) Images
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Media Studies Studies on Film
Research subject
Film studies; Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53373 (URN)
Conference
66th Annual International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, June 9-13, 2016
Available from: 2016-11-02 Created: 2016-11-02 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, J. (2016). The Joker: Intermediality, Humor, Transgression. In: : . Paper presented at Media and Transgression, Lund, Sweden, March 17, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Joker: Intermediality, Humor, Transgression
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Studies on Film Media Studies
Research subject
Film studies; Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53374 (URN)
Conference
Media and Transgression, Lund, Sweden, March 17, 2016
Available from: 2016-11-02 Created: 2016-11-02 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
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